Louisiana explores $4.6bn blue ammonia production and export facility

St. Charles Clean Fuels, a development company jointly owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Sustainable Fuels Group, is exploring the feasibility of building a $4.6bn ammonia production and export facility in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

The company envisions a facility designed to produce one of the world’s cleanest sources of ammonia, incorporating self-generated hydrogen fuel and capturing and sequestering over 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced during the ammonia manufacturing process, according to a Louisiana Economic Development statement.

Reduced-carbon or ‘blue ammonia’ is anticipated to be in high demand as a clean energy feedstock in global markets.

If the project moves forward, the company expects to create 216 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of more than $90,000. Louisiana Economic Development estimates 949 new indirect jobs would result, for a total of 1,165 potential new jobs in the Southeast Region. The company also estimates the project will result in 2,000 peak construction jobs.

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